Grapevine Mustang Band
May 19, 2023
Good afternoon, Mustang Band!
- LEADERSHIP - turn in Breakdown Camp signature page and $50 fee.
- Order your 2023/24 Show Shirt Today! More info below! https://show-shirt-23-24-marching-season.cheddarup.com
- THANK YOU to all of the volunteers who helped to make Spring Training a success!
- The 1st installment of the 2023-24 band fees was due May 1, 2023. Please refer to the Band Fee Payment document for more information. If you have questions, please contact our treasurer - firstname.lastname@example.org.
- If you are a senior and have a school-owned tuner checked out, please turn them into Mrs. Irby. If you have lost or misplaced your school-owned tuner please use this link to purchase the replacement: https://gcisdschools.revtrak.net/high-schools/ghs/ghs-band/#/v/GHS-Band-Concert-Tuner-300
- The band calendar at grapevinehsband.com is your one-stop shop for all dates and times.
- Lessons are available for all members of the band program. Please go to https://www.grapevinehsband.com/private-lessons.html and set up lessons if you have not already.
- All Families can raise funds for their individual band account NOW with the Scrip Fundraiser. See below for details.
The Breakdown Camp (Summer Leadership)
--Prosper High School
--May 30-June 1
--Check in May 30 - Meet Mr. Redd at 7:45am
--Camp times 8:30am-5:00pm
--Responsible for transportation
--Pack a lunch each day
--Return the permission slip (you will receive from Mr. Redd) in before May 18th,
--Turn in $50 before May 18.
--more information in the packet below!
Back in mid April, several students came to school on a Saturday morning to participate in our first ever "Sponsorship Blitz." This event was put together so that students would have the opportunity to take part "behind the scenes" in keeping our band program growing strong. This event was a HUGE success!!! Enjoy the list of "Stats" we have put together. Thank you and congratulations to all the students that participated. This wouldn't have been possible without you!
Number of Students that Participated: 29
Number of Business Visited: 191
Number of Auction Items Collected: 44
Number of Committed Sponsorships: 6
Number of Businesses Very Interested in Donating/Sponsoring: 27
Total of Sponsorships: $4,250 ($20,000 minimum goal)
Value of Auction Items: $2,580
If you know of any businesses or individuals that would like to be a sponsor and/or donate an auction item, please reach out to the fundraising committee at email@example.com or you may call/text Jennifer Harrison or Staci Hougland at the following numbers 817-481-7996 (Jennifer) or 214-564-7883 (Staci)
1:00-2:00pm - Full Graduation Band Rehearsal - Wednesday May 24th
Thursday, May 25th @ UTA College Park Center
12:50pm - 7th period exam ends, go home, eat, and change
5:00pm - Arrive at GHS in your concert attire with instrument, music, and a change of clothes for after
5:15pm - Load buses and leave
6:00pm - Arrive at UTA, unload, warm up, and go through music
7:30pm - Ceremony begins
9:30pm - Ceremony ends, load buses and leave
10:15pm - Arrive at GHS, change out of your concert attire
10:30pm - Check in your concert attire, turn in your tuner, Have a GREAT SUMMER!
Sectional Dates: June 6, June 13, June 20, June 27, July 11, July 18
BAND BANQUET VOLUNTEERS ARE STILL NEEDED: Thank you to everyone who has signed up so far! We still need a few more volunteers to help out: 2 more for the check-in table and 5 more to help chaperone during the dance. For everyone who signed up to help decorate, we can start at noon. If you can help for part of the time - just add that in the comments. Thank you!
BAND BANQUET DETAILS:
2023 GHS Mustang Band Banquet
Saturday, May 20, 2023
6 - 11 PM
Texas Star Conference Centre
1400 Texas Star Parkway Euless, TX 76040
You must be registered & paid to attend. When you arrive, please check your table assignment at the check-in table at the entrance to the ballroom.
Here is a timeline of events for the evening:
5:30 Registration Table opens|Ballroom opens
6:00-6:15 Dinner is served (promptly)
6:35 Welcome, Awards, Recognition, Speeches, End of Year Video
8:00 Dancing begins (Parents leave except for chaperones)
11:00 Banquet ends
Dress is "dress your best."
Looking forward to seeing you there!
Candy Worthan 817-371-7229 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The drumline is currently booking personal pep rallies the weekend of May 26-28 for graduating senior parties. We are advertising to band families first to give them first opportunity to book a timeslot. Those who are interested can reach out to Desiree at email@example.com or call/text (214) 354-4038 for more information and to book a spot.
The 2023-24 GHS Mustang Color Guard will be having auditions for any students interested in joining the team! We are a co-ed program open to 9th-12th graders with no prior experience required.
Simply complete our interest form and attend our late audition date on Mon, May 15 @ 5-8pm at GHS. See Mr Draper or any band director for additional details on joining the program!
GHS Band Flickr - https://www.flickr.com/photos/grapevinehsband/albums
More info - https://www.grapevinehsband.com/color-guard.html
Time to get your extra show shirts for the upcoming '23-'24 marching season! We wear these at games, competitions, well...everywhere!! This form is ONLY for the extra shirts for your family. The students get a shirt as part of their band fees and their sizing and orders will be taken care of at Spring Training next week. DUE Sunday, May 21, 2022. Place you order here: https://show-shirt-23-24-marching-season.cheddarup.com
EARN MONEY TO PAY YOUR BAND FEES
Sign up to work the GHS Mustang Band/DECA Gate at the Main Street Fest.
Gate Attendants will be paid $12/hour (increase from $8/hr from years past). If a parent and student work a shift that is $24 per hour that can be put towards your band fees.
Students that are working shifts may also receive service hours.
Friday, May 191:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. - 2 adult spots open
4:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. - 3 adult spots and 3 student spots open
Saturday, May 20
1:00 - 4:30 - 1 adult spot open
7:00 - 10:30 - 3 adult spots and 3 student spots open
8:00 p.m. - 12 am - 2 adult spots and 2 student spots open
Sunday, May 21
1:00 - 4:30 - 1 adult spot and 1 student spot open
Passwords: not case sensitive
Adults: GHS BAND DECA ADULT
Students: GHS BAND DECA
Note: Once you enter your sign up, click on the highlighted Gate info to see shifts by date. Adults can sign up for student shifts but we need only adults signing up for the adult shifts.
GHS Band Parent Volunteers Needed
The GHS Band is looking for parent volunteers for many of our volunteer positions for next year. Take a look at the job descriptions and let us know if you can help. Getting involved is a great way to stay connected, be near your kiddo and meet a ton of really great band parents. If you have questions or want to know more, reach out to Angela Hall at firstname.lastname@example.org or text 817-791-6335.
Open positions include:
Concession Purchasing Agent
North Concession Stand
South Concession Stand Manager
Visitor Concession Stand Manager
Band Meal Coordinator
Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra
To be considered for placement in an FWYO ensemble, prospective students must complete an online application and submit an audition video recording. The initial submission deadline is Monday, May 22, but we will continue to accept auditions to fill out the ensembles as needed. All audition requirements and application materials can be found on the FWYO website, at fwyo.org/audition.
Auditions for the Lone Star Youth Orchestra’s 2023-2024 Season will be held on Saturday, August 19th and Saturday, August 26th at the Irving Arts Center. Audition information and other details about the youth orchestra may be found online at www.lascolinassymphony.org/lsyo.
Auditions are by appointment only. Students can expect to perform two scales, a solo of their choice, and 2-3 excerpts that have been preselected for their instrument. E-mail the LSYO Manager at email@example.com to request a registration form. Upon registration completion, the LSYO Manager will contact parents to schedule the audition.
The audition fee of $25 per student is fully refundable (provided that the student shows up for his/her scheduled audition). There are no other fee requirements to participate in the Lone Star Youth Orchestra.
Audition slots are filling fast and space is limited. Students should reserve their slot as soon as possible. No walk up auditions will be accepted.
Announcing: BOA Blast! at UNT
July 20, 2023
University of North Texas
Music for All, Bands of America, and University of North Texas Wind Studies are thrilled to announce BOA Blast! at UNT, a one-day summer camp for students held in collaboration with University of North Texas Wind Studies. BOA Blast! at UNT will focus on increasing achievement in the marching arts for high school students, including winds, color guard, and drum majors. Leadership is a focus of the day for all. Students work with members and staff of Carolina Crown; wind players will perform the Star-Spangled Banner and a musical excerpt of the Carolina Crown production at the DCI Denton show.
More info HERE - https://camp.musicforall.org/new-boa-blast-unt/
Here are the links to stay connected!
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ghsmustangbandInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/grapevinehsband
FB Grapevine Mustang Band Parent Page : https://www.facebook.com/groups/2772812576066464/
Start Raising Money NOW!
Scrip is a great way to raise money for your individual band account!
Students/Parents should login and update their CHARMS information. This is our primary form of communication, and it is important to have accurate information. Charms is not an option to make a band payment.
If you have any questions, or have trouble logging in to your account, please contact Ms. Irby. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
All students and parents must join the Remind Groups. We use Remind to communicate quickly during events and will only send out messages that are important for everyone. Visit the band website for details.
You may pay for your child’s fees easily with a credit card using a Pay Pal account. To use this feature, click on the “Finances” button then choose the “Make A Trip Payment” button. If you have not set up a Pay Pal account, you will be given an option to do so. Choose to pay using your credit card, debit card, or bank account. Make secure purchases without revealing your credit card number or financial information to the GHS Band or the CHARMS system. PayPal offers one of the safest platforms for online commerce with fraud rates at a fraction of those of typical e-commerce offerings. PayPal offers ease and flexibility, accepting all major credit cards (Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express), as well as all major debit cards and direct transfers. Please be aware that there is a fee to pay by credit card.
Grapevine Mustang Band
All students: please wear light weight, athletic style clothing to Spring Training. In addition to movement on the field, you will be measured for uniforms, trying on samples, etc. We can't get good measurements, etc. if you are wearing cargo shorts, hoodies, etc.
Returning students: before you come to Spring Training, check and see if you will need new shoes, under uniform shirts and/or shorts, earrings, body tights, blue water jug, etc. (See the order form that was emailed to all parents for a complete list.) Spring Training is your opportunity to order these items!
Bring WATER to Spring Training